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Wallsend Community Fire Station

Wallsend Community Fire Station
Wallsend Community Fire Station

Our Station

Wallsend Community Fire Station was opened on 27 June 1989 to replace the existing fire station at Lawson Street in Wallsend which had served the community for well over 80 years. Wallsend was formerly part of Northumberland County Fire Service and was amalgamated into the Tyne and Wear Fire Brigade with the local Government re-organisation in 1974. The station area is bounded the River Tyne to the south and extends north to Whitley Road at Holystone. It extends westwards to Waverdale Avenue in Walker and eastwards to the A19 trunk road. The station area encompasses the town centre of Wallsend, Battle Hill, Howdon, East Walker, Hadrian Park and the west of North Shields. 

The fire appliance is staffed by 28 firefighters; crews are called upon to attend a wide variety of incidents and also deliver community safety advice and training to the general public. We are also engaged in promoting the use of smoke alarms with the Home Safety Check process which is an extensive programme offering advice on staying safe from fire.  This is designed to reduce deaths and injuries from fire and to ensure that we create the safest community for our residents.  There are also 2 support staff located at Wallsend Fire Station.

The Legislative Fire Safety Department which is based at West Denton deals with all commercial fire related matters in Wallsend and these include building regulation applications, auditing business premises and licensing issues. 

The Prevention and Education Department which is based at Tynemouth Community Fire Station is involved in promoting fire safety to the general public in the Wallsend area. They work in partnership with North Tyneside Council and Northumbria Police and are heavily involved in an education programme within the schools in North Tyneside.  

The Area 

The geographical area covered by this station is the North East section of Tyne and Wear. It is bounded on the south side by the River Tyne and extends east to the A19 Trunk Road. 

The population of North Tyneside as a whole based on the 2011 Census, is 200,800 persons who are predominantly from Anglo-Saxon background with a relatively small ethnic group.

There are 91,295 dwellings within the North Tyneside area with approximately: - 

  • 64.8% Owner Occupied
  • 16% Local Authority Rented
  • 12.4% Privately Rented
  • 5.6% Housing Association Rented

The water risk is apparent and the River Tyne promotes many risks associated with vessels of all sizes. The business community is expanding and new business parks are developing in the area.

TT2 is in the east side of the station area and it has its own associated risks. There is a high volume of traffic passing through the tunnel on a daily basis which  was opened on 25th February 2011 to relieve some of the burden on the original facility which was built in 1967.

We have a wide cross section of domestic property in our area and these range from large Victorian town houses to compact council estates. Two Major road pass through the Station area; A1058 Coast Road to Newcastle and A19 Trunk Road. These pose a significant risk due to the large amount of traffic both within the District of Wallsend and the volume of traffic passing through it.

Contact Us 

Address 

Wallsend Community Fire Station
Hadrian Road
Wallsend
Tyne and Wear
NE28 6HS

Telephone 

+44 (0)191 444 1200 

e-Mail

wallsend@twfire.gov.uk 

Home Risk Assessment
Home Safety Check

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service is committed to achieving it's Vision of 'Creating the Safest Community' by reducing the risk of fire in domestic premises through Home Safety Checks.  

Firefighters can visit your home, where you may be at the greatest risk from fire, and offer advice on Fire Safety, tailored specifically to your needs and where necessary fit free smoke detectors.

We are currently targeting our resources at those households most at risk, but will attend to you as soon as possible if you request this service. 

Follow the link for further information on the assessment process and how to request a Home Safety Check